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2014 Olympic injury update: Arielle Gold discloses nature of shoulder injury

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Snowboarder Arielle Gold of the United States withdrew from the women's halfpipe event at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia on Feb. 12 after suffering a hard fall during a training run at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. In the days that followed, Gold's camp remained quiet about her status, but a Feb. 15 update to the talented 17-year old's Facebook page finally revealed the precise nature of the injury.

Per the post, Gold sustained a dislocated shoulder during her second practice run that forced her withdrawal from the halfpipe event. Team USA went on to take two medals in the competition, with Kaitlyn Farrington winning a surprise gold and 2002 Olympic champion Kelly Clark scoring the bronze. Defending champion Torah Bright of Australia claimed the silver, while American Hannah Teter, who won halfpipe gold at the 2006 Torino Games, placed fourth.

Gold and her older brother Taylor, who finished 14th in the men's halfpipe event behind surprise winner Iouri Podladtchikov of Switzerland, were one of seven sibling pairs to represent the nation at the 2014 Sochi Games. The others include figure skaters Maia and Alex Shubitani, nordic combined specialists Bryan and Taylor Fletcher, cross-country skiiers Erik and Sadie Bjornsen, curlers Craig and Erika Brown, and two pairs of hockey players, including Phil and Amanda Kessel, and Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux.

Snowboarding action at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi continues Feb. 16 with the ladies' snowboard cross event.



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